Rubio and Scott Praise President Trump for Banning Offshore Oil Drilling

Rubio and Scott Praise President Trump for Banning Offshore Oil Drilling

Javier Manjarres
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January 23, 2021
Florida’s congressional delegation is 100% in agreement with banning offshore oil drilling off of the state’s coast, and the two legislators pushing the ban are Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.
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Mucarsel-Powell address climate change, sides with Rubio on oil drilling moratorium

Mucarsel-Powell address climate change, sides with Rubio on oil drilling moratorium

Javier Manjarres
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June 21, 2020
Drilling of the Florida coast is a non-starter with every single member of the Florida congressional delegation, so any effort by the Trump administration to push for offshore drilling off the Florida coast will be met with significant opposition from both sides of the political aisle.
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Senators Rubio and Scott Should Reconsider: Offshore Energy Moratorium off Florida’s Coast Jeopardizes Military Readiness

Senators Rubio and Scott Should Reconsider: Offshore Energy Moratorium off Florida’s Coast Jeopardizes Military Readiness

Opinion
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March 24, 2020
From a military standpoint, the moratorium blocking offshore energy in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico makes little sense and an extension of the measure makes even less. First, more domestic energy supply is good for our military, which remains the world’s single largest purchaser of fuel,
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Rooney points to

Rooney points to "bigger threat" to Florida's coral reefs

Javier Manjarres
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September 11, 2019
Florida Congressman Francis Rooney (R) just saw his bill to ban offshore oil drilling pass in the House of Representatives, a measure that could face significant pushback in the U.S. Senate and from President Donald Trump.
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DeSantis downplays chances of offshore drilling

DeSantis downplays chances of offshore drilling

News Service of Florida
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April 16, 2019
A political ally of the president, DeSantis said he will “be raising Cain” if drilling plans advance that include Florida waters, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico Range Complex, a military testing range that stretches from the Florida Panhandle to Key West.
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Natural gas and oil industry continue to innovate

Natural gas and oil industry continue to innovate

Opinion
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January 30, 2019
Our leaders in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. have the opportunity to embrace offshore energy exploration - an opportunity they must not let pass by. Decades of federal policy decisions have blocked Florida from reaping the economic benefits of offshore natural gas and oil production, while those benefits flow freely into other states along the Gulf […]
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Nelson continues leading bipartisan opposition to oil drilling of Florida's coast

Nelson continues leading bipartisan opposition to oil drilling of Florida's coast

Javier Manjarres
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April 4, 2018
Nelson has taken the lead on the issue and has been pushing back against the administration every step of the way.
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Drilling foes, supported say Florida still in play

Drilling foes, supported say Florida still in play

Javier Manjarres
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February 9, 2018
Prior to the hearing, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection submitted its opposition to the proposal.
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Trump backs off drilling for oil along Florida's coastline

Trump backs off drilling for oil along Florida's coastline

Javier Manjarres
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January 11, 2018
After unprecedented bipartisan congressional opposition to President Trump’s proposed measure to open up Florida’s coastline to offshore oil drilling, the administration buckled under the pressure and has announced that it will no longer consider the state of Florida “for any new oil and gas platforms.” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who as tapped by […]
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Deutch, Nelson continue opposing oil drilling off Florida's coastline

Deutch, Nelson continue opposing oil drilling off Florida's coastline

Javier Manjarres
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January 8, 2018
“Given Florida’s gulf coast is a world-renowned tourist attraction and the base of important military training and weapons testing, I have long opposed drilling off Florida’s Gulf Coast.
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